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Maxwell, William, 1935-1958
Collection Description & Creator Information
The Selected Papers of Harper & Brothers consist primarily of editorial and business correspondence, 1909-1960, with the bulk of the material dating from ca. 1939-1955. In addition, there are several folders of correspondence of Cass Canfield in connection with the 1956 Presidential campaign of Adlai E. Stevenson. Among the broad spectrum of American and European writers included are Gwendolyn Brooks, Virginia Cowles, Max Eastman, Andre Maurois, Adlai Stevenson, and Richard Wright. Within each author's correspondence there may be letters to and from other well known literary figures such as Dorothy Canfield Fisher, H.L. Mancken, Van Wyck Brooks, Louis Auchincloss, or Upton Sinclair. Among the few manuscripts in the collection is a holograph manuscripts of a Gwendolyn Brooks poem and proposals for books by various authors.
For a history of Harper & Brothers see The House of Harper (New York: Harper & Bros., 1967) by Eugene Exman.
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The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
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Maxwell, William; Selected Records of Harper & Brothers, C0103, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Firestone Library (mss): Box 21